Château Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien
Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2015


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2015

12x75cl

DP

£1,142.46



Château Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2015

2015

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2015

We were generally very impressed by the balance and harmony of the wines at the St Julien UGC. Few were blockbusters, but they all had ample fruit, a sense of freshness, sympathetic tannins and a sense of cohesion. The 2015 Beychevelle is produced from 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. There is a classy bouquet of liqueur fruits and minerals. The palate offers plenty of juicy plummy character and there is quite a serious tannic structure. This is a grown-up Beychevelle.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13.5%
95/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2015 Beychevelle is quite closed and broody to begin, offering glimpses at tar and chargrill scents over a core of plum preserves, baked blackcurrants, and espresso, plus a touch of black olives. The medium-bodied palate is taut and muscular, with slowly evolving black fruits and earthy layers supported by ripe, grainy tannins, finishing with great persistence.
Date Reviewed:
11/2022
94/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2015 Beychevelle has evolved since I last tasted it, this bottle showing a pronounced camphor, slightly medicinal scent that threatens to obscure the terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. This is very pliant and fresh, focused, albeit without the bravura of the 2016. Persistent though and with a fine spicy finish, I would cellar this for another couple of years. Tasted at the Beychevelle vertical at the property.
Date Reviewed:
03/2023

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle

The 4th growth Château Beychevelle sits on the main road in St. Julien, its vineyards stretching north towards Ducru-Beaucaillou. Ships passing by on the Gironde used to honour long time owner the Duc d'Eperon, who was Grand Admiral of France, by lowering their sails('Baisse Voile'). From this tradition came the name Beychevelle. The vineyards are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and average approximately 25 years old. Grapes are hand picked and de-stemmed before vinifcation. Elevage takes place in 50% new oak for up to 18 months. Beychevelle has leaned towards a more masculine style of wine in recent years, due to higher proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, more extraction and higher new oak levels. However it has not lost any of its elegance, charm, balance and has an ability to age seamlessly over 20 years.

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